Paris Saint-Germain are again reported as planning a move for Inter’s Wesley Sneijder, but face an internal battle as a result.
It is believed that former Inter Coach and current PSG sporting director Leonardo is pushing through at the club for a move in January for the Dutch playmaker.
However, it sits in contrast to Coach Carlo Ancelotti’s words recently on the same issue.
“We do not need Sneijder,” Ancelotti told reporters this week when asked of the deal.
“Lucas Moura will arrive in January and so we will not get him, nor De Rossi.
“In January we will have only Lucas. Sneijder has the profile to play in any club in the world. But this does not mean that he will be here and that we have spoken with him.
“He will not come here, that’s for sure. Someone, however, could go.”
Despite Ancelotti’s declaration and his reported reluctance behind the scenes too, it is understood in Italy that a move for Sneijder is in the early stages of negotiations, with the Dutchman set to be offered a three-and-a-half-year, €6.5m-a-season contract in the French capital.
The Nerazzurri, who have made clear that Sneijder must renew his Inter contract on a lower wage in order to stay at San Siro, will reportedly receive €12m cash for the proposed move.
Inter are said to be keen on seeing if any move from PSG for the playmaker might be able to include former Pescara youngster Marco Verratti moving in the opposite direction.
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